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Yayasan Ayo Mandiri

  

 

Yayasan Ayo Mandiri Massage and Training Centre opened as Frangipani Massage Centre in July 2007 to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities (PWD) in Labuan Bajo. Cooperatively with staff and trainers in Bali, the clinic became a training centre for other PWD in October 2009. In August 2011 Yayasan Ayo Mandiri (YAM) moved to a new customised building to provide professional massages to the residents and tourist of Labuan Bajo and a separate training area. YAM currently has 13 staff, 8 of whom are PWD (blind/partially sighted or deaf/hard of hearing).

 

Yayasan Ayo Mandiri's mission is to empower people with disabilities in all aspects of live in order to become independent, self confident and productive members of society

 

Short term: - Provide work opportunities PWD

-Provide skills training (Balinese Full Body Massage in combination with Acupressure, Reflexology, Facial) for PWD from West Manggarai Regency – 6 students per year

-Raise awareness of local community and local government regarding qualities and capacities of PWD

Long term: - Increase opportunities for PWD in the villages of West Manggarai Regency by

guiding them in independence, establish a small place at home where PWD can receive clients for massage, which empowers them to earn their own income

-Increase the awareness and recognition of YAM as a Disabled People Organisation (DPO) on the island of Flores and stimulate joint working between YAM and other DPOs in Indonesia

-Management of YAM focuses on capacity building of PWD who will become General Manager and Administration staff in the future, to stimulate ownership and sustainability in the future

 

Activities

·Raising awareness about the skills and qualities of PWD, through training and employing people with disabilities as massage therapists at the Massage Training Centre

·Providing professional massages (Balinese Full Body Massage, Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage) for the local population of Labuan Bajo and surrounding villages, in the Massage Training Centre and via home visits

·Providing professional massages for tourists who visit Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, in the Massage Training Centre and via hotel visits

·In addition to massages, the Ayo Mandiri Foundation provides facial treatments for clients

 

Yayasan Ayo Mandiri works closely with a sister organisation in the Netherlands, Kita Juga Foundation, set up in partnership with the Yayasan to support work with DPOs in Flores. Yayasan Ayo Mandiri is a non-profit organisation, with money from massage fees used directly to assist the running costs (staff salaries, student expenses, food, electricity, water, telephone, foundation car, etc).

 

Contact:

Rosalien Rutten / Martinus Ebar

Jalan Puncak Waringin
Komplex Kantor Pelni, Kampung Ujung
Labuan Bajo, Flores, NTT, Indonesia

+62 (0) 385 41318

+62 (0) 85 337 530 925

yayasanayomandiri@gmail.com

 

Website

 

News/Berita 




Report Eco Flores Conference IV 
October 2015 Ruteng, Manggarai

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Brosur Eco Flores Bahasa Indonesia 



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Connected at
Platform Indonesia untuk Pencegahan 
dan Pengelolaan Limbah 
Indonesian Platform for Prevention and 
Management of Waste
Cross-sector stakeholder connection

Eco Flores is represented 
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Video impression Eco Flores Conference IV

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Eco Flores Ambassador USA:
Kornelya Wells-Agus
kornelyawells@aol.com

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Eco Flores online brochure
               

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Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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Tentative program 
Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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September 2015 -
Komodo Eagle logo for 
collaborations Flores and
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March 2015 - 
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collaboration for capacity 
building and connecting 
Lembata to the network 
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Connecting for education

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Eco Flores Newsletter 2014
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‘What is the right type of tourism 

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Flores’s sustainable future?’ 


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Report Eco Flores Conference III
16 to 18 October 2014
Maumere, Sikka


Print version available on request

nina@ecoflores.org


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Progress for sustainability 


Eco Flores initiated 
a multi-stakeholder meeting to take place 
on 9 December 2014 
at Ministry of Tourism Indonesia with the goal : 
To establish a shared vision about What is the 
right type of tourism development for 
Flores’s sustainable future? and 
To initiate stakeholder collaboration for 
Collective Impact. 
Participating organisations: 
Ayo Indonesia - Burung Indonesia - DMO - 
Eco Flores Foundation - Indecon - ReefCheck - 
SwissContact - Yayasan Komodo Kita 
Wetlands Indonesia - WWF

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WORKSHOP 
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Green Indonesia 
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Newsletter December 2013

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From 26 to 29 September 2012 

we hosted the first Eco Flores  

Congress in Labuan Bajo

 

 

Report on Eco Flores Congress 2012

 

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